Sooo....I say all that to say...I haven't just been sitting on my tush for two weeks. Notice, I put 'just' in there because I did some of that too. I've been working on a little project turned project that took way too long and I'm so glad is over.
I painted my very first dresser! Yay! So many of you take on DIY projects all the time but up until the past couple weeks, I was clueless that I could take something I already own and make it like new. And *gasp* I didn't have to actually buy a new dresser! Who knew? Well, I didn't.
After pouring over tons of awesome websites and blogs, I got up the courage (and inspired myself) to re-vamp the dresser in the boy's room. It was Rod's for I don't even know how long and then it became mine when we married. It's been in the boys room since we've moved to Kentucky along with it's partner, the headboard for their bed.
I searched and searched for a picture of our hideous lovely dresser before it's re-do (can you believe I didn't take a before picture?!?) but it's no use. I could only find this...
See that cluttered piece of furniture behind the beautiful sleeping baby? That's when it was mine...hence the clutter.
So I decided to do something about it. But had I known what I was in for...
Painting a simple dresser like this should be a fairly easy job. I know that now. But since it was my first piece of furniture to paint, I didn't quite understand all I would need to plan for and just jumped right in. It was a HUGE learning experience. HUGE, HUGE, HUGE. And took longer than it should because, well, I didn't really know what I was doing. Thankfully, I do know how to Google and I have a handy mom and believe it or not, my hubby is quite the handy man. Who knew that too? Way to go Babe! (You can ask him later how hard it was to teach me to use a drill)
Ready for pics?
Frame painted. Don't you love the color? Lowes so graciously informed me it was discontinued after I purchased and used my sample paint. So, I don't actually know what color this is...
Big improvement over outdated wood color and worn out brass knobs and pulls. If you're wondering why we don't have pulls on the bottom anymore, don't ask. :-) It's an exhausting story.
So happy our little elephant matches with the dresser :-)
And, surprise! This is my favorite part! Yes, I know it has a little pink. But it was free because I already owned it :-) And the boys aren't old enough to care. I just sprayed some adhesive (toxic stuff!) and laid the fabric over it. Easy as pie and it comes up fairly easy in case I ever want to change it out.
So there you go! My first of many projects to come. Next, I get to paint the headboard to match! Thankfully, it doesn't have any knobs.
What home improvement/crafty projects have you tackled lately?